Panama Seizes, Burns 11 Tons of Cocaine As Drug Busts Set New Records

By Geraldine Cook
July 09, 2013

Panamanian anti-narcotics officials recently celebrated their most successful month of the year with a bonfire of sorts. On June 21, more than 11.4 tons of confiscated narcotics — mainly cocaine — went up in smoke at Cerro Patacón, a landfill just outside Panama City.